A public health alert from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) was issued this week after concerns were raised about the contents of a Trader Joe’s frozen chicken pilaf product.
USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Wednesday that it received multiple complaints that the frozen ready-to-eat chicken, lentil and caramelized product from Trader Joes’s contained foreign material, “specifically rocks.” One person said they had a dental injury from eating the product, though no other injuries were reported, the agency added.
The product was produced between Nov. 1, 2023 and Jan. 19, and has been widely distributed at the grocery chain’s stores across the U.S. However, the product is no longer being sold at Trader Joe’s, according to FSIS.
Those with the product still in their freezer are urged to throw it away or return it to the store where it was purchased.
The FSIS posted a photo of the 14-oz. product, which has a label that reads, “Trader Joe’s Chicken, Lentil, & Caramelized Onion Pilaf WITH SAFFRON BASMATI RICE, DARK CHICKEN MEAT, DATES & GOLDEN RAISINS.”
It is labeled with the number “P-45322” inside of the USDA mark of inspection, the service added.
Those were questions about the alert were advised to call the producing establishment, Mama Vicky’s, at 818-583-0003 for more information.